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Mitsotakis’ Meeting with Trade Bodies Focuses on Investments

Attracting investment and ensuring employee rights topped the agenda of talks between Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and trade representatives.

INSETE: Five New Greek Destinations Winning Over Travelers in June

Skiathos is one of five new most sought-after Greek destinations entering the top 10 for June 2019, according to a monthly bulletin by INSETE.

Tourism Among Greece’s Top Job Creators

Greek tourism services providers in accommodation and F&B accounted for 10.6 percent of all employment for the July-September 2018 period, according to INSETE.

SETE Updates Greek Finance Minister on Key Tourism Matters

Key tourism issues and challenges were addressed during a meeting between SETE President Yiannis Retsos and Greek Finance Minister Christos Staikouras.

Tax Cuts, Boosting Competitiveness Top SETE – Labour Ministry Talks

Cutting taxation and boosting tourism business competitiveness topped the agenda of talks between the labour ministry and SETE.

Samothrace Mayor Presses for Actions and Port Investments

Samothrace Mayor Athanasios Vitsas has called for infrastructure upgrades on the island, which recently saw its incoming tourism dwindle due to a lacking ferry service.

Samothrace Ferry Issue Prompts Hoteliers’ Call for Infrastructure

The disruption to transportation to and from the island of Samothrace at the peak of the tourism season has spurred the reaction of Greek hoteliers.

Andros Jet to Handle Samothrace Route

The catamaran Andros Jet, from the fleet of Greek ferry operator Seajets, is scheduled to begin routes to the island of Samothrace from Alexandroupolis.

Tourist Numbers from Albania to Greece Mark Impressive Rise

Albania holds the lead among the top traveler markets in three Greek regions for 2018, according to a report released by INSETE.

US Travelers Back in Greece Spending More

Americans are choosing Greece again as a top destination for their holidays, spending in the first three months of the year 75.5 million euros.

Mykonos Holds Strong as Luxury Destinations Drop Hotel Rates

The popular island of Mykonos continues to hold strong this season, while other favorite jet set destinations appear to have decreased their hotel rates.

Minister Takes Action in Three Key Areas for Greece’s Tourism

Three areas in Greek tourism will be seeing changes in the immediate future, according to Tourism Minister Haris Theoharis.
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Lower H1 Occupancy Rates Concern Athens Hoteliers

Occupancy levels at hotels in Athens recorded a 3.8 percent decline, while revenue per room decreased by 2.9 percent in the first half of 2019.

Planned Airline Seats for Greek Summer Season Down by 7%

The number of airline seats planned on international flights for the summer season are down by 7 percent, according to the Greek Tourism Confederation's research body, INSETE.
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Thessaly Region Cultural Tourism Projects Secure Funding

Three key cultural and tourism projects in the Thessaly Region have secured 4.4 million euros in EU funding for upgrades.

Fraport CEO: Greece’s Regional Airport Upgrades Completed by 2021

The 14 Fraport-run airports across Greece are slated to be completed in 2021, according to the company’s CEO Alexander Zinell.

Greek Hotel Chamber Chief Calls for Consensus, Strong Tourism Strategy

Hellenic Chamber of Hotels President Alexandros Vassilikos cites five areas that are key to ensuring that Greece's strong tourism dynamic continues into the future.

Lavrio – Cesme Ferry Link a ‘Step to Friendship’ for Greece and Turkey

The Greek port of Lavrio and the Turkish town of Cesme now have their own ferry service that runs three times a week by Turkey-based shipping company Aegean Seaways.

Thessaloniki Info Desks Welcome over 40,000 Visitors in a Year

More than 40,000 visitors to Thessaloniki had the chance to learn more about the city’s tourist attractions through the Tourist Information Centers (TIC) set up a year ago.
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Ministry: Greek 2019 Tourism Performance Robust

Greek tourism flows and revenue have retained the upward momentum recorded in previous years, with international arrivals up by 13 percent in the first four months of 2019.